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Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
RICHARD AHENAKEW, GM
Since 1996 the Northern Lights Casino has
been a primary entertainment destination in
western Canada. It is located in what is known
in Saskatchewan as the “gateway to the north”.
The 46,300 square foot facility offers a large
gaming floor that hosts 525 slot machines and
the excitement of 11 live table games. Visitors to
the casino can also experience fine dining at the
casino’s North Star restaurant and entertainment
in the multiple award-winning Star Light lounge.
A host of internationally-known artists have found
their way to the live stage at the Northern Lights
Casino over the past 16 years. Northern Lights has
played host to various entertainment acts and
appearances including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
Brent Butt, George Wendt from “Cheers” fame
and continues to host the only weekly live fiddling
show in Canada.
The casino has undergone a number of
renovations to stay new and modern for the over
1.2 million guests who visit each year. The casino
recently completed its parking lot expansion and
is now home to one of Saskatchewan’s largest
annual car shows. In 2011, Northern Lights Casino
opened the doors to a new 4,500 square foot
addition to the south side of the casino. The
expansion holds 203 slot machines. In addition
to the casino expansion, major renovations of the
existing casino were completed including painting
the exterior of the building, new carpet, new
interior wall finishes and upgrades to the Starlight
Lounge. This expansion meant that the existing
gaming floor became smoke free.
Constantly striving to exceed customer
expectations and the completion of these
renovations is part of Northern Lights Casino’s
commitment to ensure their patrons and
employees are offered the most comfortable
and entertaining environment available, including
enhanced ventilation systems. Northern Lights
Casino management and staff are happy to have
completed these renovations and continue to
offer their patrons a first class entertainment
experience in comfort.
With over 420 employees the casino is one of
Prince Albert’s largest employers. Over the past
16 years the Northern Lights Casino and their
countless staff-driven volunteer efforts have
made an impact in many local organizations and
charities by donating valuable volunteer hours,
building positive community relations in keeping
with SIGA guiding principles.
Northern Lights management and staff are active
in the community sitting on local community
boards and associations as well as being active
as volunteers with local initiatives like the Prince
Albert Food Bank and the Bernice Sayese
Community Center.
Northern Lights Casino